Virginie de Valandraud 2015 (3L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 3000ml
Winery: Virginia de Valandraud
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion Grand Cru
Classification: 2nd Wine of Chateau de Valandraud Production: 5417 Cases
Alcohol: 14.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 1 bottle
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=93 At once fresh and mellow this is a prototypical St.-Emilion with plenty of depth and ripe blackberry fruit. Very satisfying now or in 2019 and 2020.
AG=92 The 2015 Virginie de Valandraud is a gorgeous, fleshy second wine endowed with real character. Black cherry, smoke, mocha, chocolate and liquorice are nicely delineated in the glass. The 2015 needs at least a year or two in bottle to be at its best, as the tannins are a bit forbidding, especially for a second wine meant to be enjoyed in its youth. There is quite a bit to look forward to, once the wine comes together a bit more fully.
WA=91+ Medium garnet-purple coloured, the 2015 Virginie de Valandraud offers up red cherries and mulberries on the nose with florals and earth hints plus a touch of cinnamon. The medium to full-bodied palate is velvety and seductive with lovely expression and depth, finishing perfumed.
WS=91 Lovely, with an open-knit, flattering display of plum sauce and creamed raspberry notes infused with light anise, cocoa and fruitcake hints. Ready to go. Drink now through 2026